Seriously, you can pick up a pair at your local Pep-Boys

I'm not a scientist, nor do I play one on the Interweb Tubes, but I still can't believe it would be that big of a deal to put a pair of wipers on the solar panels of the rovers we send to Mars.

It seems like this story happens a bit

Controllers Cheer as Data Arrive from NASA's Spirit Rover
The deck of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit is so dusty that the rover almost blends into the dusty background.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornel

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Any of you mad rocket scientists out there care to explain why a small set of wipers wouldn't work here?

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